Jean Crago

Oct 08, 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Jean Elizabeth Thompson Crago, 84, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Smoky Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was the daughter of J. Dwight and Ethel Madeline Reid Thompson. Jean served in the Navy Nurse Corps as an ensign from 1955 to 1957. Throughout her life, Jean worked as a registered nurse and was very devoted to her career and caring for those she served. She was also active as a Girl Scout leader and was a volunteer for Haywood Christian Ministries and the Good Samaritan Clinic.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Crago; a daughter, Beth Williams and her husband, Donald, of Clyde; a son, David Crago and his wife, Cheryl, of Enon, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Marc Crago and his wife, Amanda and Michael Crago.

No services are planned.

Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 53 Hendrix St., Waynesville, NC 28786 or Haywood Christian Ministries, 150 Banner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at